Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa has been named WHL Goaltender of the Month for April 2021.
Cossa, a top-ranked prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, secured a record of 7-0-0-1 with a 1.61 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and two shutouts through the month of April as the Edmonton Oil Kings clinched the WHL Central Division title.
The product of Fort McMurray, Alta., recorded a 30-save shutout on April 15 in a 4-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He followed up one week later on April 22 by turning in another 30-save shutout in a 3-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Cossa ranks among the WHL leaders in all major goaltending categories. His 1.64 GAA is tops, as is his 15 wins. His .937 SV% is good enough for second in the WHL and his three shutouts rank third.
The 6-foot-6, 203-pound puckstopper was chosen by the Oil Kings in the second round (36th overall) of the 2017 WHL Draft. He has collected a career record of 36-7-2-2 with a 2.03 GAA, .927 SV% and seven shutouts.
Cossa and the Oil Kings wrap up the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season this coming week with two contests on the calendar – Tuesday, May 4 versus Lethbridge and Thursday, May 6 at Medicine Hat.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.